Patrick Ellis

Patrick, an Alabama native and a Mississippi State grad, is excited to come back to the Magnolia State to continue his career. His love for weather came from overcoming his fear of thunderstorms when he was younger. While at Mississippi State, Patrick was an avid storm chaser include April 15th and April 27th, 2011; two prolific severe weather days in recent memory in for central Mississippi. He started his journey as an on-air meteorologist while he was still attending state right here in Jackson, doing weekend weather at WeatherVision, while also doing weekend weather at the ABC affiliate in Greenville, MS. Since graduating from State, he's gone on to work in Greenville and Wilmington, North Carolina over the course of the past few years. In North Carolina, he was able to hone in on different skill sets, from typical severe weather, to winter weather to tropical forecasting; having to deal with 8 systems impacting the Carolinas in the 4 years he was there. Patrick is a firm believer in 'never stop learning'; so each day, each forecast (good or bad) is a learning opportunity to grow upon. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys rooting on his Mississippi State Bulldogs, traveling and lounging next to any body of water, whether it be the Rez or the beach.

Recent Articles by Patrick

  Gusty winds, storms & a drier weekend...

  First Alert Forecast: milder Tuesday; wind, storms mid-week

  First Alert Forecast: showers Monday; warmer mid-week

  First Alert Forecast: warmer Friday; storms, few strong, possible Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: clouds thicken Thursday; storms loom for Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: chilly Ash Wednesday; storms loom ahead

  First Alert Forecast: unseasonably cold Fat Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: finicky front Friday; stark changes ahead

  First Alert Forecast: warmth continues; Arctic blast looms ahead

  First Alert Forecast: warm Wednesday; shower chances remain

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled weather returns

  First Alert Forecast: cool, quiet Monday; showers return mid-week

First Alert Forecast: storm threat diminishes, drier Sunday

  First Alert Forecast: rainy periods Thursday; warm, stormy into weekend

  FIRST ALERT: showers, storms likely Wednesday morning; few could be strong

  First Alert Forecast: warm & breezy Valentine‚Äôs Day

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable sunshine Wednesday

  First Alert Forecast: rain early, breezy & brighter late

  First Alert Forecast: warm, breezy Monday; storms overnight

  First Alert Forecast: Winter returns Friday & Saturday